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MTB World Champion Evie Richards Gets an Asgard High Security Bike Shed

Secured by Design (SBD) member company, Asgard Secure Steel Storage has collaborated with 2021 Mountain Bike World Champion Evie Richards, providing her with a super secure mountain bike storage unit, perfect for storing multiple training bikes and equipment.

The Centurion SBD accredited bike shed fitted the bill perfectly, with this heavy duty bike shed giving Evie back her dining room, just in time for Christmas.

Evie said: "I am super excited to have an Asgard shed in my garden. It has made my life so much easier keeping the muddy bikes out of the house and the colour looks perfect next to the shed me and my dad built. I am a very happy lady!"

With a tight space to install the shed, Stuart and Pete from the Asgard Shed Installation team travelled down to Worcester on a chilly morning to meet up with Evie and install the shed.

Stuart from the Asgard Shed Installation Team said: “It was fantastic to meet Evie and install the Centurion shed for her behind her summerhouse. It was quite a tight squeeze and a shame the full 5x9 shed model wouldn’t fit in the space. The floor wasn’t quite level which made aligning the shed difficult, however, as this shed is modular, we simply took out part of the midsection on site to reduce the depth, and with the Asgard shims and spacers we managed to make it work.”

See the Centurian shed being built in Evie’s garden here.

Who is Evie Richards?

Evie Richards is a prominent cross-country and cyclo-cross cyclist and a Mountain Bike (MTB) World Champion, after being the first ever British rider to win the UCI MTB XCO World Championships. A former hockey player, Evie found a love for cycling in 2013 and at the age of 18, she won the UCI CX World Junior Championships in Belgium. Evie continues to triumph and succeed across World Cups and Commonwealth Games with podium results.

Evie’s success has been great to watch and follow, which has gained her 240,000 followers on Instagram. You can see her channel here.

Why did Evie Choose the Centurion Shed?

Asgard installed their latest bike shed offering, a Centurion x4 bike shed - a 5x7 all metal, weather resistant shed designed for up to 4 bikes. Evie originally wanted Asgard’s ever popular Centurion Bike Shed x6, a slightly extended model with side vents and electrical mounting plates to add power, but unfortunately, the space was too tight to fit the metal shed. Asgard kitted out Evie’s shed with all the same great accessories including a wooden subfloor, shelves, hooks, and a bike rack.

Andy Heath, Asgard Storage, said: “Metal shed condensation is always a concern when it comes to location, Asgard sheds are ventilated so condensation inside is rare. In a tight spot like this, we always advise the vents are kept nice and clear to maximise airflow, and any foliage in the area is cut back”.

Evie selected the Centurion shed model due to their fantastic security features; a reinforced, galvanised steel construction with welded hinges, and an integral base that can be bolted to the ground. This metal shed has a 5-point locking mechanism with internal deadbolts and an EN1303-rated lock, tested to the highest level of durability and corrosion and temperate resistance. The locking mechanism features a snap-off handle, designed to shear off in an attack to prevent the user from gaining entry. All these security features make the Asgard shed Secured by Design accredited, LPCB level 1 certified and UK Locksmith Association approved, giving Evie great peace of mind her shed is secure.

Alfie Hosker, Secured by Design, said: “Brilliant! It is pleasing to see that Evie is happy with the Centurion Shed, and I know that she will continue to be pleased with this product. I have to say that with the number of sports stars that own a Asgard Security product, this company should consider running a major sporting even! They’re a credit to the UK and beyond”.

Find out more about Evie’s Centurion Bike Shed x4 here or the Centurion Bike Shed x6 here.

Find out more about Asgard’s Secured by Design membership and their SBD accredited products here.

Find out more about the huge number of Professional Athletes & their Asgard Sheds here.